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St. Jude Italian festival in Monroe celebrates 25th anniversary

How does one of the most popular Italian festivals in the area celebrate its 25th anniversary? With lots of “great Italian food, rides, games and live entertainment,” said Peter Lucia, spokesman for
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Memorial service Sunday 8/23 for dancer, drag performer Sassie Saltimboca

Drew Mancuso/Sassie Saltimboca is shown above as Drosselmeyer from a New England Ballet Co. production of the “Nutcracker.” The following is the complete statement from the Bridgeport-based New
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Touching story becomes children’s book for Trumbull dog-lover Debbie Rick Selski

Children’s book author Debbie Rick Selski, of Trumbull, with her dog, Weber, who died about three years ago. Weber is the inspiration for her recent book. There once was a dog, a small, beautiful
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More updates from the Big E

RETURNING FAVORITES The Big E, in West Springfield, Mass., is a tradition with many Connecticut residents, as well as those throughout New England and along the East Coast. Last year, the Big E broke
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Best Of: Tacos in southwestern Connecticut

UPDATE: And the winner is….Bartaco! Summer calls for festive meals, and nothing says “fiesta time” like tacos! Back in 2014, The Daily Meal singled out Riverside’s El Charrito as one of the best
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Get your 99th Big E details here; runs Sept. 18-Oct. 4

The Big E, in West Springfield, Mass., is a tradition with many Connecticut residents, as well as those throughout New England and along the East Coast. Last year, the Big E broke all records for the
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Waterbury Palace postpones ‘Rock the Dock’

THIS JUST IN WATERBURY – The Waterbury Palace Theater’s “Rock the Dock” outdoor concert scheduled to take place this Friday, Aug. 21, on the venue’s loading dock is being postponed. A rescheduled date
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In Milford, one diva is just not enough

The Milford Arts Council’s Nite Spot Nights will kick off with “The Dozen Divas,” starring Dorothy Bishop, pictured. Thanks to on-stage costume changes and what is promised to be a “mind-boggling”
Bestselling author Anita Diamant will visit the Harry Bennett Branch of The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015  at 7 p.m. She will discuss her latest work, "The Boston Girl."

Author Anita Diamant visits Stamford with a tale to tell

Stamford’s Ferguson Library will welcome best-selling author Anita Diamant on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at its Harry Bennett Branch, 115 Vine Road, to talk about her book, “The Boston Girl.” In it, Diamant
One of the three newest members to the Mystic Aquarium's African Penguin exhibit dives under the water during the first public appearance at the Mystic Aquarium's African Penguin exhibit in Stonington, Conn., Tuesday April 22, 2014. Three penguin chicks hatched in late January as part of the Species Survival Program and have been cared for by their parents and staff trainers, according to The Day. (AP Photo/The Day, Tim Cook) MANDATORY CREDIT

Mystic Aquarium makes Monday last a little bit longer in August

Summer days may be slipping away, but summer nights, at least on Mondays at Mystic Aquarium, are still going strong. The aquarium is staying open later on Mondays during August to allow guest to see